It's that time of year again when winter casts its cold and wicked spell on my boys. Ever since they were babies, they've suffered from eczema. For them, summer and winter are usually the seasons that causes this skin outbreak. Their skin becomes dry, red and itchy due to the extreme temperatures; making their lives uncomfortable, sometimes miserable. I've taken them to the doctor, to skin specialists, and tried many ointments but over the years, I've found ways to prevent their eczema turning severe, and to keep them healthy and happy.
The best way to treat eczema is by cleaning their skin every day. When taking showers, (or baths), the water should be lukewarm, not too cold or too hot. I highly recommend using a gentle soap like Dove moisturizing soap to clean the skin, and then apply Aveeno 24hr moisturizing body lotion. My boys only wear 100 percent cotton clothing, no polyester or wool. Cotton allows the skin to breathe, and doesn't irritate it. I also use Ivory Snow laundry detergent to wash their clothes. Some brands are too harsh for their sensitive skin. I also make sure they eat a balanced meal, and they have a multi-vitamin supplement, and of course, they drink lots of water. As you can see, I do everything I can to make my boys moisturized and happy.
Do you have any skin care tips you want to share with me? I'd love to hear from you. We're experiencing a deep freeze over here. Excuse me, while I put on some lotion.
And how many days left until spring?